Flash Flood Threat Starts Thursday Morning
There are a few, widely scattered storms in the forecast for the rest of the afternoon and evening across North Texas, but the widespread rain and flooding threat will hold off until Thursday morning. A potent disturbance in the upper levels is currently over Colorado and should be arriving here by early Thursday.
Most of our computer guidance is showing heavy rain for the morning commute. The rain could start up as early as 5am or as late as 8am. Here’s a look at our in-house hi-res RPM model’s take.
We will see at least two distinct waves of rain into North Texas, one in the morning and then another during Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. The heavy rain should begin to shift east of the Metroplex by Friday midday.
There is a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for the northern half of North Texas starting at 7am on Thursday. In the watch area, some locations could see 2 to 4″ of rain.
Rainfall amounts will be over one inch over just about all of North Texas for Thursday into Friday…with higher amounts the farther north and east you live.
There is also a severe weather risk for Thursday. A SLIGHT RISK for 60+ mph winds and up to quarter size hail is posted for the western half of North Texas. The biggest threat is flash flooding, however.
Temps will be way below normal both Thursday and Friday because of the rain. After Friday, the rain chances dry up for the weekend and temps go back up into the 90s. There will another chance of rain by the middle of next week.